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Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG)
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The VRSG User Interface

The VRSG™ graphical user interface consists of a tabbed Dashboard, and a visualization window which displays the virtual world. You click the "Start VRSG" button to load the 3D terrain in the visualization window.

Interation within VRSG is designed to limit context switching between the Dashboard and the virtual world. Status response to each action and help information appears as an overlay on the virtual world rendered in the visualization window. In this way, VRSG communicates the significance of every action as it affects your ability to view entities from within the virtual world.

MetaVR VRSG Dashboard and visualization window.

Each tab in the Dashboard contains settings for characteristics of the virtual world visualization session, such as network options, graphic parameters, environmental and sensor options, directories of the terrain and models to render, entities to attach to, streaming options, and so on.

Click the tabs on this image for more information.

VRSG enables you to fully operate in the virtual world without having to leave your state of immersion to interact with the Dashboard. MetaVR has seamlessly integrated the features of the Microsoft DirectX standard with the use of a 6 DOF controller to provide a superior virtual world viewing experience.

  • On the Startup Parameters tab you specify information about the virtual world session, such as the location of the terrain, models, and scenarios VRSG should render and network settings.
  • The Attach Options tab enables you to specify which of the available entities you want to add or attach to your virtual world, which mode of attachment you want to use (related to the viewpoint), and which entities to remove or detach from the display.
  • The Viewpoints tab enables you to add, remove, restore, save, and move the eyepoint to a saved location in a session. You click a viewpoint in the list of saved viewpoints to go to a particular location in the virtual world.
  • The Graphics tab provides scene display and rendering options, such as the viewing magnification, horizon, LOD and Load Management options.
  • The Environment tab has environmental characteristics of the virtual world such as sky model, ground fog and haze, sun or moon position, and illumination.
  • The Sensor tab has notional sensor effects and provides the ability to render the VRSG scene with physics-based IR simulation.
  • The Record H.264 tab has options for recording or live-network streaming VRSG-generated scenes. Using VRSG's recording feature, MetaVR has made several real-time recordings of scenarios created in VRSG Scenario Editor and rendered in VRSG. The scenarios feature 3D terrain databases built by MetaVR and entities from MetaVR's 3D content libraries.
  • The Oceans tab has various options for simulating an 3D ocean body and sea vessel motion on the ocean surface.
  • The Shadows tab has options for displaying, disabling shadows cast onto the terrain by volumetric clouds, dynamic entities, and cultural features.
  • The Scenarios tab enables you to playback scenarios of pattern-of-life activities that were built for a given 3D terrain in VRSG Scenario Editor. Note: VRSG is delivered with several demo scenarios that show several capabilities of VRSG and VRSG Scenario Editor. (Click here to see real-time recordings of these scenarios.)
  • The Client Views tab enables you to configure the client views of a multichannel VRSG system.
  • The Preferences tab enables you to select a coordinate system, game controller sensitivity, screen resolution, screen snapshots, and VR wand settings.
  • The About tab provides information about the VRSG version and license ID.
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